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Michael Schumacher helps Mercedes top Barcelona day four - Spanish testing continues with several engine changes

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Mercedes made the most of testing in Barcelona today, with Michael Schumacher taking the fastest time and Nico Rosberg taking the third spot on the timesheets. Although it was the final day of testing for some teams, Mercedes will be present tomorrow as the pre-season testing comes to it's conclusion.

Michael Schumacher guides his Mercedes around Barcelona
Credit: Mercedes GP

Fernando Alonso was second for Ferrari, sandwiched between the two Mercedes drivers, with Nick Heidfeld in the Renault in fourth. Red Bull, who dominated the first two day's of testing, were far down the order, with Sebastian Vettel finishing eighth. Vettel also managed to cause a red flag towards the end of the day.

Both Williams and McLaren had to change their engines which halted some of their running, whilst HRT introduced their new car but couldn't run it due to a lack of parts.

1Michael SchumacherMercedes1:21.24967
2Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:21.614141
3Nico RosbergMercedes1:21.78822
4Nick HeidfeldRenault1:22.07367
5Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:22.23389
6Kamui KobayashiSauber1:22.31598
7Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:22.67572
8Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:22.93364
9Heikki KovalainenLotus1:23.437138
10Paul di RestaForce India1:23.65342
11Adrian SutilForce India1:23.92126
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:24.10811
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:25.83757
14Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin Racing1:27.37546

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